TPU Material 3D Printing
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is a flexible, abrasion resistant thermoplastic that is used in a number of manufacturing processes for both consumer and industrial use. In certain blends it can become very soft, but TPU material offers many benefits and features. When it comes to 3D printing, TPU 3D printed parts are durable and have the ability to withstand ambient temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius.
TPU filament is abrasion resistant, can withstand impacts and is resistant to many chemicals. Its versatile and used in many different industries. There are different versions of TPU material but in the main it can be classed as two types known as Polyether Polyurethane and Polyester Polyurethane, with both having different characteristics that can be suited to a specific need.
Impact strength: high
Flexibility: very high
Chemical resistance: medium-high
Abrasion resistance: high
Water resistance: medium
Nozzle/ extruder: 220-250 degrees Celsius
Heated bed: 0-60 degrees Celsius
Closed chamber: Not necessary